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KENNEDY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A young man was fatally shot in Kennedy Township on Saturday afternoon.
“It’s something that shouldn’t of happened, but happened.”
A neighbor, emotional by a shooting just houses away from his home, reacts in disbelief.
It was a heavy police presence on Kennedy Lane in Kennedy Township. A shooting shortly after 4:30 p.m. on a Saturday along a quiet residential street, full of families and children had everyone shaken up.
Eighteen-year-old Jacob Barthelemy was going to work when he heard the commotion outside.
“Cars were coming up and down. I had people yelling at me to move my truck. No one knew what was going on and then finally someone was like, someone was shot,” he said.
Neighbors KDKA-TV spoke with didn’t see the shooting, but heard it. One neighbor says she heard two shots she initially thought were fireworks but when three people ran by her backyard screaming she knew it was a shooting.
She said one person was screaming for someone to call 911, that his brother had been shot.
An eyewitness told KDKA-TV News the young male victim was found lying in the front yard of someone’s home.
Kennedy and Stowe Township Police responded along with the housing authority police.
Investigators were collecting evidence for hours in the driveway and in front of a red brick home, the area where residents say the shooting occurred and shocked everyone. A light blue Chevy Cruze was also taken from the scene.
“You wouldn’t expect it in a neighborhood like this. This is like the Montour School District. This is a very good area. This is something you would ever expect to happen, and it’s kind of heartbreaking that it would happen in a neighborhood like this,” Barthelemy said.
The male victim was later identified as 18-year-old Jassim Al-Maleky, of McKees Rocks. He was taken by EMS to Allegheny General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police were talking to a group of juveniles in front of the home near the shooting. They took some of them into a police car, but no word on suspects or how or what caused this shooting to occur.